Staten Island

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    How to Join the "We Will Not Go Back" March for Eric Garner

    Depending on where you get your news, tomorrow's march protesting the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo will either be a tame, "self-policed" demonstration with an "understated" NYPD presence or it will be an anarchic event,with some 350 "riot cops ready" and armed wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Almost All Allegations of NYPD Brutality Go Nowhere

    Every now and then, a charge of police brutality hits the headlines. Such was the case when Staten Island police officer Daniel Pantaleo put Eric Garner in a chokehold last Thursday. Garner died. Somebody caught the whole thing on video. There has been much outrage since. But browse through civil ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Why You Should Head to Staten Island to Visit Flagship Brewing Company

    It's official: New York City is brewing in every borough. Thanks to the recent opening of Flagship Brewing Company (40 Minthorne Street, Staten Island) on Staten Island, now even residents of "the forgotten borough" can enjoy truly local beer. Headed up by three SI natives, the brewery aims to becom ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 30, 2014


    Hit the road on the Five Boro Bike Tour

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    October 20, 2013

    Banksy's On the Upper West Side With a Sledgehammer-Wielding Child

    Good morning/nearly afternoon! While you (we) were sleeping off that fifth rum and coke, our good friend and creeping British menace Banksy struck again. After his vaginal foray into the wilds of Staten Island yesterday, he hit the brunch-mobbed Upper West Side with this adorable child intent on des ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 9, 2013


    Take on the Staten Island Half-Marathon

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    There's a Possible Jumper on Verrazano Bridge. It's the Second Attempt in Two Days. [UPDATE]

    For the second time in two days, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is the site of a possible suicide attempt. A call that there was a jumper on the bridge came in at 12:30 p.m., says a source at the Fire Department.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Impersonating Cops Was A Hot Trend In New York This Summer

    Yesterday three Staten Island teenagers impersonated cops to cut the line at a video game store. Arriving in blue at the Staten Island Mall, the three were apparently in a hurry to get their copies of the newest Grand Theft Auto game. Genuine cops arrested the group outside the mall after they ran s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    To Keep Them From Violating Restraining Orders, Staten Island Domestic Abusers Will Be Required to Wear Ankle Bracelets

    Today in things we can't believe didn't come sooner: a pilot program on Staten Island is now outfitting convicted domestic abusers with an ankle monitor. Their victims will be alerted by text if the abuser get too close to the "exclusion zones" they've been court-ordered to stay away from. If the ab ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2013
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    May 15, 2013

    Fatal Painkiller Overdoses Spike Across the City; Staten Island Sees Massive Jump

    If you weren't already convinced that prescription painkiller abuse is a major crisis in this city, the Health Department today came out with a range of shocking new numbers to hammer the point home. Between 2006 and 2011, citywide overdose deaths linked to prescription painkillers jumped by 65 per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The CitiBike Program Has A New Map So Maybe It Is Really Happening

    We haven't forgotten about the CitiBike plan. Even after it got delayed once (thanks computer glitches). And then again (thanks Sandy). Now, the expected release date is this July for New York's first citywide bike share - a program that Mayor Bloomberg is still whatever about. Keyword: expected. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Joe Lhota To Staten Island: Love Me Or Hate Me But I'll Still Win

    A few weeks ago, Bob Scarmadella, the borough's GOP chairman and Lhota supporter, stepped down from his position. By doing so, this has raised the possibility for third party candidate Aldolfo Carrion's entry onto the Republican ballot. And then the Borough President endorsed Christine Quinn for May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Louis C.K. Will Make You Cry Of Laughter For Staten Island Sandy Benefit

    Unlike the two week anniversary, the destruction from Sandy has not yet passed. Communities have only just begun rebuilding as volunteer efforts ramp up to save what's left. And Staten Island, a borough that was arguably hit the worst, is one of them. So, for this reason, Louis C.K. - comedy's curre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2012

    How to Lend a Helping Hand During Post-Sandy Recovery [Updated]

    Here are some ways to help with Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts: The Bowery Mission is looking for help through their Twitter feed. You can donate Blood. In Red Hook, food is being distributed in three areas. If you have any spare goods, some of these spots are also taking donations.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Should New York Bullies Face Criminal Charges?

    As the story now goes, 15-year-old Felicia Garcia threw herself in front of a train in Staten Island as dozens of horrified students watched on Wednesday afternoon after getting tormented by several members of her high school's football team.The alleged bullying followed a weekend party, at which sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Bad Day? At Least You Didn't Get Beat Up (Before Getting Run Over By A Cop)

    If you've come to the end of your work day and are thinking "wow, things could not have possibly sucked more than they did today," allow us to put things into perspective for you.A Staten Island man was rushed to the hospital this morning after he got the crap kicked out of him by two unidentified m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Lakruwana's Mango Mousse, Dish #68

    Sunday buffet, $11.95 Shortly after moving to New York, I read about Sri Lankan food culture on Staten Island and immediately wanted to visit. But it wasn't until several years later, when I actually had a friend living on Staten Island, that I realized how easy it is to get there. No more excuses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Q&A: Calvin Johnson Of The Hive Dwellers On Running K Records, Beat Happening, And How He's Always Wanted To Play Staten Island

    Calvin Johnson is one forward-looking dude. He brought strict punk rock ethos and DIY aesthetics—supporting community, contributing to 'zines, booking shows—to underground rock, and played an integral role in revolutionizing it. Johnson's K Records (which he launched in the early '80s) w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Cuban Singer Lubricates Herself In Hotel Bathrooms

    Cuban spitfire Margarita Pracatan entertained the crowd of 32-year-old gays at the Laurie Beechman on Friday with her wacky wisdoms and zany song stylings, directed by Zach Udko. At one point, the malapropic marvel revealed that when she leaves the house for some fun, she doesn't want to come back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2012

    Year of the Takeout: Day 7

    Moo goo gaga ​ Moo Goo Gai Pan from Concord Garden (990 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-316-2866)

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    January 7, 2012

    10 Ways to Enjoy Today's Spring-Like Weather

    As of writing, it is 62 degrees in New York City. Fahrenheit! If you aren't a numbers person, let us translate: It's comically pleasant outside. People are wearing T-shirts, dogs are going doggie jacket-less, and everyone is happy because they don't have to deal with the bleak frigidness of yet anot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    5 Reasons Why Farmers' Market Baked Goods Often Suck

    ​Chalky, crumbly, low on flavor -- and please leave it in the oven a little longer. You see them lined up on tables between the lavender sprigs and homemade soaps: pale, starchy, looking like a kid who hasn't been in the sun all summer. These are the baked goods of the farmers' markets. And ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 30, 2011

    The Indian Clove Plays Its Drums of Heaven

    South Asian fare from many regions wows Staten Island

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    November 30, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Indian Clove; Lauren Shockey at Mas(la grillade)

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema takes to his bike and visits Staten Island's Indian Clove: "Despite its obscure location not far from Staten Island's Atlantic coast, this slightly upscale spot might be the great multi-regional Indian restaurant we've all been waiting for." Lauren Shockey wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Fearless Wild Turkeys Bigger Than Children Are Terrorizing Staten Islanders

    ​Wild turkeys are no laughing matter, as one local news reporter found out the hard way earlier this year. Well, it's turkey time again, and they're encroaching closer. And closer. Wild turkeys have been a problem on Staten Island for a while now, and there have been numerous discussions on wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    The East Village Comes in Third for the Most Chain Stores in New York City

    Not a chain.​New Yorkers (most of them, it seems) profess a grand dislike of chain stores, especially when they have to wait in line to get their overpriced lattes from Starbucks! The good news for such people is this: According to the Center for an Urban Future's annual survey on chain stores ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Anthony Bologna, Pepper-Spray Cop, Exiled to Staten Island

    Anthony Bologna, the much maligned white-shirted NYPD Deputy Inspector who pepper-sprayed a group of women, including Chelsea Elliott and Kaylee Dedrick, as they protested with Occupy Wall Street back in September (they are each pursuing cases against him), has been transferred to Staten Island. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    5 More New York City Parks Will Get Free Wireless Internet This Week

    ​Earlier this year the city announced a five-year plan with AT&T to bring free Wi-Fi to 26 spots in 20 New York City parks throughout the boroughs. This Thursday, Astoria Park in Queens, Herbert Von King Park and McCarren Park Field House in Brooklyn, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan, and Clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Watch the Verrazano Bridge Deer Rescue

    Here's your heartwarming adorable animal rescue story for the day. A deer dubbed "Rudolph" by cops was rescued from the water under the Verrazano Bridge yesterday. Apparently his back legs had been bound by twine, which led to his struggles. Fortunately, a good citizen called 911 and the deer was re ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011
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    August 15, 2011

    New York City Teenagers Are Drinking And Grinding

    ​There are two big developments in the lives of New York City teenagers this week. Number one is that the Post has exposed a third of them as underage drinkers, especially in Staten Island; the second is that the New York Times has introduced a column just for them, or rather about them. It's "a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2011

    Brooklyn Supermarket Resorting to Olfactory Mind Control

    ​A chain of supermarkets in Brooklyn and Staten Island has started piping in food scents to their stores in an effort to subliminally encourage customers to buy stuff. Scents you might smell in NetCost Market include "Lindt Chocolate," "Smoky Bacon," and "Rosemary Focaccia." A shopper in Sheepshea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Bedbugs Visit Staten Island Jail

    ​Despite early rumors that this would be the "summer of bedbugs," we've heard relatively little as the doings of those adorable creatures this season, especially compared to prior years. Remember when they took over Victoria's Secret, Hollister, Hachette Filipacchi, the U.N., the Time Warner C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Staten Island Mosquitoes Have Summer's First Cases of West Nile

    ​Today the NYC Health Department has announced that the West Nile Virus has been discovered in mosquitoes on Staten Island. These are the first documented cases of West Nile in the city this summer. No human cases of the virus have been found yet. The Health Department is trying to control the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Michael Bloomberg, Billionaire Mayor, Recommends Staten Island Ferry For a Date

    ​Our venerable mayor has an idea for an oh-so-precious date that seems to come right out of the HowAboutWe playbook (in fact, it does come from the HowAboutWe playbook!). How about we...sit on the Staten Island Ferry and gaze romantically out at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty? That's w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Gay Marriage in New York: Over the Hump Today?

    ​Today could be the day when gay marriage equality passes its biggest hurdle in New York State yet and actually achieves something it never has before: likely passage in the state senate. With 31 of the necessary 32 votes already publicly announced, the effort only needs one GOP senator for th ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Staten Island Dancer Is New York's Newest Celebrity Weirdo

    People dancing excessively in public is usually best left to flashmobs and those annoying fountain guys in Washington Square Park. But Staten Island has now been blessed with the presence of their own street dancer. And this guy isn't just your three-minute-and-leave-type dancer. He wears head-to-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Staten Island Dump May Get Windmills to Give New York Renewable Energy

    ​Wind and solar energy are probably the two coolest "human tricks" that we've pulled in the past 100 years. We've all seen the commercials for wind energy that feature cars speeding through plains (or deserts), past rolling hills studded with beautiful white towers. Gorgeous! And solar energy? ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Frank Console, 49, Just Too Frank: Locked Up for Making Lunatic Death Threats

    ​In one of the noisier, and sadder, cries for help heard in a long time, 49-year-old Brooklynite Frank Console was nabbed after making a series of death threats against various state and local politicians and the Staten Island cops. Calling by phone to 911 from the St. George Ferry Terminal on ... More >>

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    May 15, 2011

    Report from Saturday's Hester Street Fair

    ​A couple enjoys some very small donut holes with caramel sauce ($2) from Wonder City. As Rebecca Marx promised, the Hester Street Fair has returned this year with a much greater emphasis on food. When Fork in the Road dropped by this past Saturday (the fair's second week), there were indeed ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Most New Yorkers Like Bike Lanes, But Does Anyone Use Them?

    ​Despite some very bitter and ugly public battles, a majority of New Yorkers approve of bike lanes, according to a poll released this week. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 56 percent of city voters say bike lanes "are good because it's greener and healthier for people to ride." The b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Five Dishes Worth Traveling From Anywhere To Get

    ​The steamed fish head with pickled chili sauce is a Hunanese miracle. Reviewing restaurants requires a long lag time, and two or three months often separate the first time I visit a place and when the critique appears in print. But sometimes, dishes are so exciting, that I can't wait to tel ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    'Devil' Man in Staten Island Lights Poop-Covered Door on Fire

    Charred door poop (Staten Island Advance/John Annese)​Okay, this is absurd because one of the following attacks would get the point across just fine: A Staten Island man by the name of Rasheen (Illuminati) Harrison (?) stripped naked, rubbed poop on the door of his pregnant ex-girlfriend's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Staten Island Teen Dealer Can't Outrun a Horse or Legally Sell Weed Out of a Mayo Jar

    ​A Staten Island teenager was given a summons for carrying a mayonnaise jar filled with weed. We didn't realize that "Hellmann's Medical Strength" had come out yet, but it sounds great. The teen was meeting with a group of kids his age in a shady part of Miller Field on Staten Island and the cops ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2011

    The Weather Is Much Improved: Five Places to Take Advantage in NYC

    ​This weather is really something! For everyone besides weekend bloggers. You're probably out frolicking already, aren't you. But if you're not -- if you're hungover and melting into a blob in front of Jersey Shore, mired in an existential crisis about what you're doing with your life -- it's ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    The Exotic Jungles of Staten Island Are Full of Pot

    via NY Post​Two Staten Island men have been arrested for cultivating a marijuana farm in their apartment. Cops seized 375 marijuana plants and a safe full of money. Weed growers are often caught due to their extremely high power bills (they need to keep the grow lamps running), but this Island ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Staten Islanders Finally Getting the Chance to Hail a Cab

    ​Staten Islanders have access to the best mode of transportation ever invented by mankind -- the Staten Island Ferry. Getting off of the island is easy, but getting around the island is more difficult because Islanders don't have a good rail service yet. Most Staten Islanders stick to cars, bu ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Turkeys Are Taking Over Staten Island

    S.I. turkeys not as cute​Our dear old Staten Island has become overrun with turkeys. The State Department of Environmental Conservation has passed out a survey to some Island residents asking them what they should do about the feathery problem. The New York Post reports, "the D.E.C. says no fa ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    10 Crazy Facts Learned From New York City's Complaint Records

    ​New Yorkers love to complain. When we walk down the street we get sidewalk rage, and when we're at home, we can't stop complaining about everything around our homes. 311 just released an interactive map that lets you track complaints over the past year in categories from noise to traffic and ... More >>

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